Microsoft Word provides editable document models that include the "Basic Manual" template, "Employment Manual" template and others. Begin using these models by clicking the File tab and creating a new project. Next, click the Books folder of the "Available Templates" window and choose the "Professional Templates" option.
MS Word manual templates typically feature a manual cover as the first page. After browsing through the document and understanding its contents, begin implementing desired changes to the model by selecting elements and pressing the Delete key to remove them. Microsoft includes many standard components in its templates, including spaces for logos, company name, manual title and a fully customizable table of contents.